have good news and i have bad news. the bad news is i got laid off. the good news is we can move to walla walla. six weeks later, i was starting the program and doing a harvest. >> reporter: after graduating, tyler was hired as a cellar master, overseeing all aspects of production at seven hills vintage, a premiere wine maker in walla walla. >> i felt totally competent coming out of the program, totally competent to step into a winery and play an active role in wine making. >> reporter: a recent survey of graduates found 80% are working in the wine industry. as vineyard managers, wine makers, cellar workers, and wine sellers. most are in earn between $25,000 and $55,000 a year. as much this is a story about wine making, it's also a story with walla walla, a small town like many others that was hit hard. and what happened when the community college decided to play a part in helping to turn things around.